Chávez and China: Challenging U.S. Interests

August 20, 2010 03:47

Under the cloak of Washington’s indifference, Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez is making steady progress in cementing strategic relations with China, which is eager to eclipse U.S. presence in a key, mineral-rich South American economy. Russia is a source of weapons and foreign policy clout, Iran is abetting Chávez’s shadowy nuclear program, and Cuba is managing a system of internal control and repression in Venezuela.

FULL STORY by Roger F. Noriega

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